The Skull
check the gallery out for ideas and proportions
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Key Concept - skull as Symbol
metaphor and focal point Irony
Objectives - SW:
a) draw a skull
b) review proper proportions, paper, and
c) examine art and symbol or metaphor
d) investigate irony

Procedure -
a) review Principles
b) review skull proportions
c) review drawing techniques hatching cross and scribbling
d) review slides and use of the skull as Symbol or metaphor
e) produce thumbnails
f) Produce finished drawing of skull where skull is focal point,

Artists
See gallery, Jim Dine, Larry Rivers, Day of the Dead. & skulls

Media
open

Assessment -
a) tie into objectives
b) quiz on Principles
c) thumbnail work
d) techniques
e) creativity of piece, point of view, metaphor/focal point
f) reading of drawing
g) use of Principles
h) sketch book work
I) Strength of symbol






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The use if the anamophic skull in the Ambassodors by Holbien. Oh those Dutch>
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And of course the warnings of vanity as In this Vanitas painting.
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And who would not run at the sight of a pirates flag. These flags spelled out clearly the reputation of the pirate and they were. These were no joke in the sea faring world of Colonial America.


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Jim Dine
Jim Dine used the skull quite a bit early in his career. It was a prop, it was shocking, it was an American symbol of hooror and death used as a joke, used as humour.
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Jim Dine